b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-3.jpgNow that the weather in Plainfield has warmed up, many people are taking their motorcycles out of the garage and enjoying the Illinois roads. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of severe and fatal injuries in a crash than drivers of passenger vehicles.

For many injured motorcyclists, the process of recovering financial compensation for crash-related damages is also an uphill battle. At-fault drivers and their insurance companies are expected to compensate accident victims for their damages. However, successfully recovering compensation is often far easier said than done. One issue many motorcyclists run into is that of proving liability.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle crash, consider working with a personal injury lawyer who can help you prove fault and recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Investigating a Motorcycle Accident and Proving Liability

Motorcyclists are sometimes stereotyped as being reckless or irresponsible. In reality, many motorcycle crashes are caused by other drivers. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and inattention can all lead to severe accidents in which motorcyclists are injured or killed.

A personal injury lawyer’s job is to investigate the cause of a crash and gather evidence proving the defendant’s liability. Evidence in a motorcycle injury case may include eyewitness statements, photographs and videos of the accident scene, video footage from traffic cameras or dash cameras, police reports, and forensic evidence at the crash scene.

An attorney may also enlist the help of expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, who can provide their professional opinions on the cause of the crash and who is at fault.

Fighting for Financial Compensation

Once liability is demonstrated, the lawyer will fight for maximum compensation for damages. Car insurance companies and the insurance adjusters representing those companies are interested in protecting the company’s bottom line. They want to avoid large payouts.

Lawyers can handle communications and negotiations with insurance companies on behalf of the victim, ensuring that the victim’s rights are protected and that any settlements are fair and reasonable.

If an adequate settlement cannot be reached, the lawyer can file a lawsuit and represent the motorcycle accident victim in court, presenting a compelling case to prove liability and damages.

Contact Our Will County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Plainfield personal injury attorney Dan Flaherty understands the unique challenges involved in a motorcycle accident injury case. He and the rest of the team at Flaherty Law can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and present a compelling case for compensation.

Call Flaherty Law today at 815-577-7500 and set up a free consultation to discuss your case.




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